Giving Hen Bath

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BaileyJean, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. BaileyJean

    BaileyJean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise Silkies, and with all of the rain they are getting really dirty. If I give my hen a warm bath and blow dry her will it mess up her egg laying?
     
  2. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely no, unless your hen really freaks out at being put in water. Most chickens enjoy a warm bath and will sit still as if in a trance.
     
  3. BaileyJean

    BaileyJean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks. They have had a bath before, but that was before they were laying regularly anyway. They do love there bath! Once one tried to roll in the water! :lol:
     
  4. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny! [​IMG] Usually mine just sit in the water with a relaxed look on their face. They've even almost fell asleep!
     
  5. BaileyJean

    BaileyJean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I gave all of my White hens a bath yesterday. They all laid eggs today, so I guess giving them a bath does not mess up their egg laying[​IMG]
     
  6. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good! [​IMG] How did they behave?
     
  7. BaileyJean

    BaileyJean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They behave really well. They seem to like their bath, but they really like being blow dried! Now they smell good[​IMG]
     
  8. Aussie Lady

    Aussie Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkie absolutely loves it. The shower and the blow dry. She doesn't make a fuss at all

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